Cafe No Se
A dive bar in all the best ways, Cafe No Se is an Antigua institution. Opened by New Yorker John Rexer in the early 2000s, it has become the beating heart of the city’s lively music scene, with patrons hanging by the bar, ordering from the jostling rows of mezcal bottles and listening to the bands. Rexer has stocked the bar with artisanal and small-batch spirits he’s brought across the Mexican border, as well as launching the bar’s own brand, Ilegal Mezcal. Rough wooden seats and tables, dark lighting, great classic cocktails, a secret separate mezcal shot bar and even a bookshop – this place has it all.
1a Avenida Sur, Antigua, 01001